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  • EN [ feɪs]
  • US [ feɪs]

English definition


  • 1. the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear;

    • "he washed his face"
    • "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
  • 2. the expression on a person's face;

    • "a sad expression"
    • "a look of triumph"
    • "an angry face"
  • 3. the general outward appearance of something;

    • "the face of the city is changing"
  • 4. the act of confronting bravely;

    • "he hated facing the facts"
    • "he excelled in the face of danger"
  • 5. the striking or working surface of an implement

  • 6. a part of a person that is used to refer to a person;

    • "he looked out at a roomful of faces"
    • "when he returned to work he met many new faces"
  • 7. a surface forming part of the outside of an object;

    • "he examined all sides of the crystal"
    • "dew dripped from the face of the leaf"
  • 8. the part of an animal corresponding to the human face

  • 9. the side upon which the use of a thing depends (usually the most prominent surface of an object);

    • "he dealt the cards face down"
  • 10. a contorted facial expression;

    • "she made a grimace at the prospect"
  • 11. a specific size and style of type within a type family

  • 12. status in the eyes of others;

    • "he lost face"
  • 13. impudent aggressiveness;

    • "I couldn't believe her boldness"
    • "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
  • 14. a vertical surface of a building or cliff


  • 1. deal with (something unpleasant) head on;

    • "You must confront your problems"
    • "He faced the terrible consequences of his mistakes"
  • 2. oppose, as in hostility or a competition;

    • "You must confront your opponent"
    • "Jackson faced Smith in the boxing ring"
    • "The two enemies finally confronted each other"
  • 3. be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to;

    • "The house looks north"
    • "My backyard look onto the pond"
    • "The building faces the park"
  • 4. be opposite;

    • "the facing page"
    • "the two sofas face each other"
  • 5. turn so as to face; turn the face in a certain direction;

    • "Turn and face your partner now"
  • 6. present somebody with something, usually to accuse or criticize;

    • "We confronted him with the evidence"
    • "He was faced with all the evidence and could no longer deny his actions"
    • "An enormous dilemma faces us"
  • 7. turn so as to expose the face;

    • "face a playing card"
  • 8. line the edge (of a garment) with a different material;

    • "face the lapels of the jacket"
  • 9. cover the front or surface of;

    • "The building was faced with beautiful stones"

Example sentences

  • That face called up in his mind the image of his end wife.

  • We ought to face the world and brave the storm.

  • Smith has run away from home, but his family are putting a good face on it.

  • A smile came over her face.

  • The eyes, nose and mouth are parts of the face.

  • I shall have to gather myself together to face the whole board of directors.

  • He was so worried that sweat began to pour down his face.

  • His face [ jaw ] fell .

  • Mary was so embarrassed. She could only hide her face in shame.

  • Turn the picture round to face the wall.

  • A paleness overspread her face.

  • He has an honest face.

  • Face the rough weather of struggle and forge ahead.

  • If you touch me again I'll slap your face!

  • His face is peeling because of sunburn.

  • The traveller's face was covered with insect bites.

  • I wanted to say something, but her face quite put me off.

  • His face swelled up with the toothache.

  • She swivelled the chair around to face them.

  • Don't stop at the face value of the word.

  • Her face told her joy.

  • A sudden smile of recognition flashed across his face.

  • Her face, though sad, still evoked a feeling of serenity.

  • He dashed water in my face.

  • Don't be afraid of losing face.

  • His face has a grotesque appearance.

  • Walking along the narrow gangway of the theater, I see a familiar face.

  • His face was covered with beads of sweat.

  • The eyes redeem the face from ugliness.

Phrase collocation

  • face down (或 downwards)

    with the face or surface turned towards the ground

    • he lay face down on his bed.

  • someone's face fits

    (Brit.)someone has the necessary qualities for something

    • if your face didn't fit they could get rid of you within twelve months.

  • the face of the earth

    used for emphasis or exaggeration, to refer to the existence or disappearance of someone or something

    • he's just disappeared &B{off the face of the earth}.

    • the most gruelling training &B{on the face of the earth}.

  • face up (或 upwards)

    with the face or surface turned upwards to view

    • place the panel face up before cutting.

  • get out of someone's face

    [usu. as imperative](N. Amer. informal)stop harassing or annoying someone

  • have the face to do something

    (dated)have the effrontery to do something

  • in one's face

    directly at or against one; as one approaches

    • she slammed the door in my face.

  • in face (或the face of)

    when confronted with

    • her resolution in the face of the enemy.

  • in your face

    • her resolution in the face of the enemy.

  • lose face

    suffer a loss of respect; be humiliated

  • loss of face

    a loss of respect; humiliation

    • he could step aside now without loss of face.

  • make (或 pull) a face (或 faces)

    produce an expression on one's face that shows dislike, disgust, or some other negative emotion, or that is intended to be amusing

    • Anna pulled a funny face at the girl.

  • off one's face

    (informal)very drunk or under the influence of illegal drugs

    • I had a great time going out clubbing and getting off my face.

  • put a brave (或 bold 或 good) face on something

    act as if something unpleasant or upsetting is not as bad as it really is

    • he was putting a brave face on it but she knew he was shattered.


  • just another pretty face

    • He had a time convincing them he was a genuine expert, not just another pretty face.

Synonym discrimination

  • appearance, look, face, aspect

  • face, confront

  • meet, encounter, confront, face, contact


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